Symi Dream

Living on a Greek island

A Greek island blog from Symi in the Dodecanese islands of Greece. "James’s great talent lies in his careful observation of the absurd and the amusing, the dramas and the difficulties..." Anne Zouroudi.

Symi Dream - Living on a Greek island

Thursday morning

Thursday morning

Thursday morning, 5.20, been up for an hour. Don’t ask me why. Mother set off on her return trip yesterday, all taken care of by Olympic, and the nephews are leaving this afternoon. I will see them off and then, a couple of hours later, we have a party on the Poseidon to attend in the evening. It’s going to be a long day.

In Yialos yesterday. It was a busy day down there. I counted several day trip boats and ferries yesterday: The Blue Star in the morning/evening, the Express calling in twice, and then six day boats including one from Turkey. Many tavernas and bars were full or near full; we booked a table at To Spitiko where Spiros and Vasilis coped admirably with the influx and so many tables. These guys work so hard day and night with only a couple of hours off in the afternoon to recover. (The guys at LOS were still working this morning at 5.00, having started at about 3pm yesterday, if not earlier.) Meanwhile, the schools have gone back after the summer break, more visitors are arriving and the island is still buzzing with about another five/six weeks of the season to go. Here are some touristy snaps.

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